Women's Philanthropy is a focus for empowering the lives of women and girls. Supporting non-profit programs that help women and girls through encouragement to build lives that maintain stability, the result is dynamic transformation and social change. This is a clearinghouse for sharing information and resources, as well as a forum for promoting dialogue, exchange and feedback about critical issues that affect women's lives.
Agriculture and nutrition can really work together for some powerful results. Not only does increasing agricultural productivity improve the health of smallholder farmers through better nutrition, but healthier smallholder farmers are also more productive, giving them the opportunity to grow more food, earn more income, and contribute to further economic growth.
A woman in Tanzania prepares nutrient-rich orange-fleshed sweet potatoes for her family.
One interesting thing about this conference is that it brings together people from agriculture, nutrition, andhealth – which is a relatively new idea – to talk about how agriculture can help improve the diets of more than 2 billion people in the world who still suffer from poor nutrition.
It’s not enough to just increase the quantity of food available to the world’s most vulnerable communities, especially women and children. We must also improve the quality of their diets by ensuring they have access to diverse, nutritious foods. Look here to see an example of a crop farmers are growing in Africa that has higher levels of vitamin A.
Wiping out malnutrition will require the best minds in agriculture, nutrition, and health – we have a lot to learn from each other – this conference is a great place to start.